Complete daily guide to all three weeks at the testival. Shows are listed under category (eg theatre, dance) and then by name at show. NB: Exhibitions are to

be tound in the Glasgow arts listings on



o Gala Dance Winter Gardens. People‘s Palace. Glasgow Green. 9pm—1am. Tickets: £5. Opening Gala Dance organised by Mayfest in conjunction with Glasgow District Trades Council. Phone 041 2214911/429 4845 for further details.


0 Opening Maytest Party Glasgow Arts Centre. 12 Washington Street. Box Office: 041 22] 4526. 8pm—midnight. £1. Bar. Mayfest Opening Celebration with The Glasgow Big Band.

0 Buchanan Street Street Events. 11am—3pm. Heats ofthe Princes Square Street Entertainment Competition (Final Sat 23 May). 11.30am the Bill Fanning Big Band will play along the street.



0 Dick Gaughan Theatre Royal. Box Office: 041 331 1234 (Credit Cards: 041332 9000). 7.30pm. Tickets: £4. £3. £2. Scotland‘s leading folk singer and voted top performer by [JK music mag. Concert includes some songs choreographed by Dundee Rep.

0 A Cole Porter Evening Avrom Greenbaum Theatre. 49 Coplaw Street. ()41 423 8917. Sun 3—Sat 9 May. 8pm. Following last year‘s successful Stephen Sondheim evening. a cabaret dedicated to the giant ofthe Broadway musical. whose credits include Kiss Me K are.


0 May Day Rally and Concert Glasgow Green. From 1.45pm. Ron Todd. . General Secretary of the TGWU. makes the address. Concert by the Whistlebinkies and Arthur Johnstone with TV comic Elaine C. Smith as

compere. United Artists provide a community pageant on the theme of the Calton Weavers. The Rally will start with a march from George Square (meet Noon).


o Unsung Heroes? Third Eye Centre. Box Office: ()41332 7521. 2.30pm. Tickets: £2. £1 .50. Four new Scottish writers and music and song from two unknown lyricists introduced by Robin Lindsay Wilson.



o The Sleep Mitchell Theatre. Box Office: ()41 552 5961 (Credit Cards: 227 5015). Mon 4—Fri 8 May. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50. £1 .50. SarahJane Morris plays a young woman who falls into a waking sleep in this world premiere of an exciting experimental opera. See Feature.

0 Don Quixote at La Mancha Drama Centre. Box

Office: ()41 552 5827. Mon 4—Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. Strathclyde Theatre Group in a new popular version of Cervantes' famous comic story about the knight and his squre. set in the West ofScotland here and incorporating. amongst others. songs from Man of La Mancha! Fun. but not for children. 0 Skirmishes Drama Centre. Box Office: ()41 552 5827. Mon 4—Sat 9 May. 10.30pm. Focus Theatre Co in Catherine Hayes‘ play exploring the relationship between a dying mother and her daughters. See Panel.


0 Latelest Moir Hall. Tickets: ()41 552 5961. £3.50. Non-stop late-night cabaret from 10pm. Comic Gavin Meechie (aka Peter Capaldi); comic actress Elaine C. Smith: female a cappella trio The Sirens: Dave Anderson ofWildcat singing songs. Rollin'Joe playing rock 'n' roll piano

plus sax player Tony Gorman wearing Dominic Snyder‘s specially designed suit.

0 A Cole Porter Evening Avrom Greenbaum Theatre. 49 Coplaw Street. 041 423 8917. 8pm. See Sun 3.


o Shanghaied St Andrews High School. 8pm. Clydebank Youth Theatre in Liz Lochhead‘s children‘s play about three kids evacuated from Clydebank before the war. See also 6. 12.14.20 and 22 May.

0 Diney Hoy Easterhouse Leisure Centre. 7.30pm. Easterhouse Summer Festival Drama Group in a satire of the peculiarities of Irish superstition. See also4. 5. 7.8.9and 19 May.



o The Sleep Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50. £1.50. See Mon 4. o Dalian Acrobat Troupe ol

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pion ot the workers until well into her eighties, g a thorn in the side at her employers, the Union elieves that the script, adapted from Mother

Jones’ autobiography, has parallels with the Trade Union movement today: ‘The

message is not to trusttlie leadership.’ (Julie Morrice).

Ghlna King‘s Theatre. Box Office: 041 552 5961 (Credit Cards: 041 227 5015). Tue S—Sat 9 May. 7.30pm; Mats Wed 6 and Sat 9 May. 3pm. Tickets: £6. £5. £4. Concs Tue—Fri halfprice. First visit to Scotland ofthe highly successful 52-strong group. renowned for their grace. expertise and vitality.

O Gillespie Tron Theatre. Box Office: ()41 552 4267/8. Tue 5—Sun 17 May. 8pm. Tickets: £3 members. £4 non-members. Borderline Theatre Company in the premiere ofa new adaptation by Bryan Elsleyof]. MacDougal Hay's dark. powerful Scottish novel. See panel. 0 The Diamond Body Third Eye Centre. Box Office: ()41332 7521. Tue 5—Thurs 7 May. 7.30pm. Tickets: £3.50.£2.50. Operating Theatre from 1reland in an extraordinary drama about a murder case on an Aegean island. Multi media theatre with a highly acclaimed performance by Olwen Fouere. See panel.

0 Once a Catholic Glasgow Arts Centre. Box Office: ()41 221 4526. Tue 5—Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. Tickets: £2. £1 (unwaged free). Mary O‘Malley's hilarious play about Catholic girlhood presented by Glasgow Arts Centre Drama Group.

0 Don Duixote ot La Mancha Drama Centre. 7.30pm. See Mon 4.

O Skirmishes Drama Centre. 10.30pm. See Mon 4.


o Latetest Moir Hall. Tickets: ()41 552 5961. £3.50. Non-stop late-night

cabaret from 10pm. Highly popular comic band. The Merry Macs. female a cappellagroup. The Flat Sharps plus Stu Henderson and the band The Death of Duke Ellington.

o A Cole Porter Evening Avrom Greenbaum Theatre. 49 Coplaw Street. 041 423 8917. 8pm. See Sun 3.

O Roadworks Volunteer Centre. Elmbank Street. ()41 226 3431 or 9540000. Tue 5—Sat 16 May. lllpm. Wildcat‘s first ever 'ln Concert' collection of all their greatest hits going back over all their shows. See panel.

0 Live Entertainment Curlers Tavern. 256 Byres



0 Rubber Yahoo Curlers Bar. Byres Road. 9pm. Free. Fun pop band who have been around for ages.


0 Fight Lilte Tigers Barlanark Community Centre. 8pm. A one-woman show by Eileen Pollock paying tribute to the remarkable ‘Mother Jones'. who fought for the rights ofthe mineworkers in the US during the 1920s and 30s. See panel. 0 Diney Hoy Great Eastern Hotel. 7.30pm. See Mon 4. O Educating Rita Kinning Park Neighbourhood Centre. 7.30pm. Frontline Theatre Company in Willy Russell‘s comedy about a Liverpool housewife taking on higher education. See also 5. 7 and 22 May. 0 Tollcross Tanzi Molendinar Community Centre. 2pm and 8pm. Glasgow Theatre Company in a punchy show adapting Trafford Tanzi to the tale ofa local girl who fights her way to fame as a wrestling champion. See also 6. 8. 9. 23 May. 0 Pandemonium Puppets London Road Primary School 2pm: Easthall Residents Hall 6.30pm. See also 6—23 May inclusive. An hour-long show which will include five different pieces. amongst them Rapuo‘mince (their answer to Rapunzel) and Snow White and the One Dwarf. They will be touring a total of31 venues during Mayfest. Strictly for the under 5s. 0 Priesthill PuppetGroup Carnwadric Community Centre 7pm. Sec alsoTuc 12 May. Stiltwalking children juggle umbrellas and balloons in this family show which uses many circus-type routines. o The Steamie l louschill CommunityCentre. 7.30pm. See also 5—23 May (not l0May). various venues. Premiere of a new show for \Mldcat Stage Productions written by Tony Roper. capturing with music. the atmosphere.comedy and gossip ol'thcold community laundrics.


o Rotating Dancers (Scotland) Penilee

tOThe List 1— 14 May